The American Medical Association newsletter reported this week that just 15 minutes of exercise daily helps increase life expectancy.
This was based on a study in the medical journal Lancet who evaluated 400,000 people and found that 15 minutes of exercise a day increases life expectancy three years. A study from the National Health Research Institute in Taiwan that evalulated 416,000 adults also found that those who exercised 15 min a day cut their risk of death by 14% compared with those who did not exercise.
Of course, fuller and longer workouts are more beneficial. The Taiwan study also found that each 15 min of exercise reduced the risk of death by an additional 4% – those who exercised the most vigorously had a death reduction as high as 40% compared to those who don’t exercise. So for those of you are who committed work out enthusiasts – your time and efforts pay off.
What do these studies tell us? Even you are very busy, it is worth it still to get some gym time in every day. Everyone has at least 15 min to do some exercise so there’s no excuse! Exercise more and live longer!
Dr. Cat Begovic M.D.